Gala performance from Laois musicians

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Gala performance from Laois musicians

A gala concert in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel on May 22 will showcase the skills of musicians from the Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois, under the tutelage of three international musical professionals.

The Music Generation Laois New Works Series brings young musicians and composers together, to collaborate, compose and perform a series of new works for ensembles in the county.

Three composers have been appointed to compose music in collaboration with young musicians from the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra and Choir, the Laois School of Music Youth Orchestra, and the Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble: Martin Tourish, composer and accordionist with the band Altan; Elaine Agnew, a renowned composer from Northern Ireland; and Scottish virtuoso harpist Catriona McKay.